Melvyn Tan
December 15, 2013

Never Underestimate Your Potential

[blockquote source=”Micah 3:8 (NLT)“]But as for me, I am filled with power–with the Spirit of the LORD. I am filled with justice and strength to boldly declare Israel’s sin and rebellion.[/blockquote] Low Batt Just the other day I was caught in a situation where all my devices were running low on battery. And I had […]

December 14, 2013

Do You Ignore God’s Call?

[blockquote source=”Jonah 1:17 (NIV)“]Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.[/blockquote] Disobedience I had this calling for sometime now, to do God’s work. When it was first communicated to me, I denied it outright. I told God, I didn’t have the skill, I […]

December 13, 2013

How To Integrate Your Worldly Life With Your Spiritual One

[blockquote source=”Obadiah 1:15 (NIV)“]The day of the Lord is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.[/blockquote] Police and Thief One of the games we played when we were little was “police and thief”. The game involves one “police” and the […]

December 12, 2013

Is This What Life Is All About?

[blockquote source=”Psalm 131:1 (NIV)“]My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.[/blockquote] Is This What Life Is All About? There are times where you’d just wonder, “is this all there is, is this what life is all about?” Do Great Things Many […]

December 11, 2013

How To Become A Class Act

[blockquote source=”Proverbs 29:22 (NIV)“]An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.[/blockquote] Emotional Mastery If there is one thing I’d like to change about myself, that would be how I manage my emotions. To put it lightly, I sometimes do not manage my emotions well enough. I believe that our ability to handle […]

December 10, 2013

Think Before You Speak

[blockquote source=”Proverbs 29:20 (NLT)“]There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.[/blockquote] Think before you speak Have you ever said something to someone only to regret it almost immediately? This just happened to me yesterday. I was feeling a little overwhelmed with the many to-dos on my list that I […]

December 9, 2013

Where There Is No Vision…

[blockquote source=”Proverbs 29:18 (NIV)“]Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.[/blockquote] Where there is no vision… One of the Bible verses that have always resonated with me was this: “where there is no vision, the people perish”. As someone who is more skewed towards the […]

December 8, 2013

God’s Will Be Done

[blockquote source=”Psalm 127:1 (NIV)“]Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.[/blockquote] Five-year Plan As I plunge into the thick and thin of crafting my five-year plan going forward, I’ve included outcomes of different areas of my life. This includes […]

December 7, 2013

Are You Passionate About Your Work?

[blockquote source=”Psalm 126:6 (NIV)“]Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.[/blockquote] Designing the Experience During one of my seminars on using Design Thinking as a strategic tool in creating a whole new level of school experience; I had the participants first identify an issue that their students were […]

December 6, 2013

The Best Way To Do Your Work

[blockquote source=”2 John 1:6 (NIV)“]And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.[/blockquote] Time of Your Life I ordered the “Time of Your Life” program from Tony Robbins after at least pondering over it for the last […]